Remove the 40mph rule for lorries

The rule that restricts most lorries from driving at more than 40 mph on non-dual carraigeway roads is presumably there in an attempt to increase safety, but is actually positively dangerous, and should be repealed.

Why is this idea important?

The rule that restricts most lorries from driving at more than 40 mph on non-dual carraigeway roads is presumably there in an attempt to increase safety, but is actually positively dangerous, and should be repealed.

Removal of the 70 mph motorway limit

 

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.
The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Why is this idea important?

 

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.
The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Removal of the 70 mph motorway limit.

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.

The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Why is this idea important?

The 70 mph motorway limit is a relic of the past. Introduced in 1965 when cars lacked the modern safety features that almost every car on Britain's roads today have.  Today most drivers ignore the limit anyway, so why not scrap it completely? At the very least it should be raised.

The autobahn system in which an advisory speed limit of 80 mph is set is very effective and there is no noticeable difference in casualties between German autobahns and British motorways. The fact is for many days of the year it is perfectly safe for a vehicle to travel at speeds greater than 70 mph. And for those days where it isn't? Well I'm sure the British public have the ability to exercise some degree of common sense.

Remove and destroy for ever the ridiculous smiley face road signs… WE ARE NOT PLAYSCHOOL CHILDREN!!!

Well, the title says it all. Get rid of the silly digital smiley / frown face speed check signs! They serve no purpose but to infuriate motorists by insulting their intelligence and by suggesting that we should be treated like children. Everybody I know who passes them admits to speeding up instead of slowing down when they see one. They have an adverse effect and they make us look like morons.  I'm not a moron! I'm a mature adult who finds it offensive to be so blatantly patronised by a ridiculous nanny state.

Why is this idea important?

Well, the title says it all. Get rid of the silly digital smiley / frown face speed check signs! They serve no purpose but to infuriate motorists by insulting their intelligence and by suggesting that we should be treated like children. Everybody I know who passes them admits to speeding up instead of slowing down when they see one. They have an adverse effect and they make us look like morons.  I'm not a moron! I'm a mature adult who finds it offensive to be so blatantly patronised by a ridiculous nanny state.

Raise Motorway Speed Limit to 100MPH & Scrap 20 MPH Zones

I wish that laws were based on normal responsible people and not on the lowest common denominator of intelligence.

Speed limits should rise to 100 MPH on the motorway as contemporary vehicles are considerably better equipped to deal with breaking and avoidance of collision. Are we all really so inept and thoughtless that we cannot handle 100MPH? Of course not, it would mean that instead of ignoring the law, drivers would finally respect it.

Remove ALL 20MPH zones other than outside schools. Again, the inclusion of 20MPH zones is based solely on the lowest common denominator of driver. Everybody I know can stop just as easily at 30MPH because, wait for it, they use their heads while driving and keep an eye on the road ahead, like most people.

Why is this idea important?

I wish that laws were based on normal responsible people and not on the lowest common denominator of intelligence.

Speed limits should rise to 100 MPH on the motorway as contemporary vehicles are considerably better equipped to deal with breaking and avoidance of collision. Are we all really so inept and thoughtless that we cannot handle 100MPH? Of course not, it would mean that instead of ignoring the law, drivers would finally respect it.

Remove ALL 20MPH zones other than outside schools. Again, the inclusion of 20MPH zones is based solely on the lowest common denominator of driver. Everybody I know can stop just as easily at 30MPH because, wait for it, they use their heads while driving and keep an eye on the road ahead, like most people.

Under 10 mph on motorways – allow mobiles, eating etc.

I propose that laws and regulations which prohibit, when driving, the use of mobiles phones, eating and drinking be relaxed under very specific circumstances as follows:

 

On Motorways, when a vehicle is travelling at less than 10 miles per hour because of a recognisable problem

Why is this idea important?

I propose that laws and regulations which prohibit, when driving, the use of mobiles phones, eating and drinking be relaxed under very specific circumstances as follows:

 

On Motorways, when a vehicle is travelling at less than 10 miles per hour because of a recognisable problem

Roads with a National Speed Limit, need to be reassessed.

It seems illogical that minor roads still have the old fashioned, National Speed Limit; while adjacent "A" Class roads may have a variable speed limit of only 40/50 mph.

I propose, that these minor roads, with a National Speed Limit are reassessed, to find out if 60mph is actually a safe and realistic speed. 

                               

 

Why is this idea important?

It seems illogical that minor roads still have the old fashioned, National Speed Limit; while adjacent "A" Class roads may have a variable speed limit of only 40/50 mph.

I propose, that these minor roads, with a National Speed Limit are reassessed, to find out if 60mph is actually a safe and realistic speed. 

                               

 

Motoring

The default 30mph speed limit win built up areas should be changed to a 20 mph limit within settlement boundaries

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The default 30mph speed limit win built up areas should be changed to a 20 mph limit within settlement boundaries

restriction on mobility scooters

i think mobility scooters should be restricted to 4mph as they are supposed to be a walking aid and people rarely walk faster than this. the speed some are driven at is very dangerous and as most are relatively quite you do not hear them coming up behind you

Why is this idea important?

i think mobility scooters should be restricted to 4mph as they are supposed to be a walking aid and people rarely walk faster than this. the speed some are driven at is very dangerous and as most are relatively quite you do not hear them coming up behind you

Lanes should have lower speed limits than main roads.

Highways appear to have a strategy of effectively moving the problem of speeding traffic from main roads, to lanes and minor roads, in the vicinity! This is achieved by reducing the speed limit of the main road. to 40/50 mph, while leaving the alternative minor road route at 60mph.

                                            This practice is unacceptable and should be stopped.

While the mandate, that there has to be 2 fatal crashes on a road, before a lower speed limit is imposed, is being used as an excuse for inaction, by Highways.

Why is this idea important?

Highways appear to have a strategy of effectively moving the problem of speeding traffic from main roads, to lanes and minor roads, in the vicinity! This is achieved by reducing the speed limit of the main road. to 40/50 mph, while leaving the alternative minor road route at 60mph.

                                            This practice is unacceptable and should be stopped.

While the mandate, that there has to be 2 fatal crashes on a road, before a lower speed limit is imposed, is being used as an excuse for inaction, by Highways.

higher hgv speed limit on a roads

the current speed limit for a hgv on single lane A road is 40 mph,this law dates back to when hgvs where like tractors!!!!!!modern trucks are now very different,even raising the limit to 45mph on A roads would save fuel as every time a truck comes to a hill at 40mph it has to go down several gears and higher revs to keep speed up,it would also save lives,at least twice aweek a car overtakes me in a dangerous place after becoming so frustrated at following me between 30 -39 mph on a road where the car speed limit is 60 mph. it would also cost very little to do as no road signs are set just for hgvs. this law change would save time and money,

Why is this idea important?

the current speed limit for a hgv on single lane A road is 40 mph,this law dates back to when hgvs where like tractors!!!!!!modern trucks are now very different,even raising the limit to 45mph on A roads would save fuel as every time a truck comes to a hill at 40mph it has to go down several gears and higher revs to keep speed up,it would also save lives,at least twice aweek a car overtakes me in a dangerous place after becoming so frustrated at following me between 30 -39 mph on a road where the car speed limit is 60 mph. it would also cost very little to do as no road signs are set just for hgvs. this law change would save time and money,

Speed Limits – Restore The 85th Percentile Rule

Speed limits used to be set at the speed below which 85% of drivers would choose to drive, measured in free flowing traffic.  This is a proven scientific formula which set limits at a sensible level.  This ensured that only the reckless few were prosecuted.  The last government changed this to the 'mean speed' meaning that councils can set limits making 50% of drivers criminals.

This should be reversed.  Then all the argments about speed cameras and punishments would becoime superfluous as responsible drivers would not be criminalised.

Why is this idea important?

Speed limits used to be set at the speed below which 85% of drivers would choose to drive, measured in free flowing traffic.  This is a proven scientific formula which set limits at a sensible level.  This ensured that only the reckless few were prosecuted.  The last government changed this to the 'mean speed' meaning that councils can set limits making 50% of drivers criminals.

This should be reversed.  Then all the argments about speed cameras and punishments would becoime superfluous as responsible drivers would not be criminalised.

Enforcing speed limits

Instead of spending huge amounts of money on "traffic calming" ie bumps in the road, chicanes etc. wouldn't the money be better spent on enforcing speed limits? I always try not to exceed speed limits and yet I seem to be in the minority.

When and how did it become acceptable and even the 'norm' to exceed speed limits?

I, for one, would like to see speed cameras camouflaged instead of being brightly coloured with warning signs in place.

After all, when a driver knowingly exceeds the speed limit, he/she is CHOOSING to do so and should be prepared to face the consequences.

Why is this idea important?

Instead of spending huge amounts of money on "traffic calming" ie bumps in the road, chicanes etc. wouldn't the money be better spent on enforcing speed limits? I always try not to exceed speed limits and yet I seem to be in the minority.

When and how did it become acceptable and even the 'norm' to exceed speed limits?

I, for one, would like to see speed cameras camouflaged instead of being brightly coloured with warning signs in place.

After all, when a driver knowingly exceeds the speed limit, he/she is CHOOSING to do so and should be prepared to face the consequences.

Lower Speed Limits in centres of population

I believe that we need to dramatically lower traffic speeds in population centres during morning and evening peak hours.  I would like to see speed limits reduced by up to 50%, say to 15 mph around schools and shops when the bulk of pedestrians and cyclists are making their way to school or work.  These limits should apply between set hours of 07.00 – 09.00 and 15.30 – 17.30 across the country.   

Why is this idea important?

I believe that we need to dramatically lower traffic speeds in population centres during morning and evening peak hours.  I would like to see speed limits reduced by up to 50%, say to 15 mph around schools and shops when the bulk of pedestrians and cyclists are making their way to school or work.  These limits should apply between set hours of 07.00 – 09.00 and 15.30 – 17.30 across the country.   

Scrap the 10mph Speed Limit on Lake Windermere

5 Years ago Labour decided to impose a 10mph speed limit on Lake Windermere in the Lake District, this restricts the use of speedboats and therefore stops anyone participating in watersports such as water-skiing and wakeboarding.

Why is this idea important?

5 Years ago Labour decided to impose a 10mph speed limit on Lake Windermere in the Lake District, this restricts the use of speedboats and therefore stops anyone participating in watersports such as water-skiing and wakeboarding.

Countrywide 50MPH limit on minor roads

There should only be 3 speed limits:

70MPH on motorways and dual carriageways.

50MPH on other roads.

30MPH in built-up areas.

Only in exceptional circumstances should other limits be permitted.

Why is this idea important?

There should only be 3 speed limits:

70MPH on motorways and dual carriageways.

50MPH on other roads.

30MPH in built-up areas.

Only in exceptional circumstances should other limits be permitted.

Increase motorway speed after 7PM

The maximum speed limit for UK motorways was last set in 1965 .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_speed_limits_in_the_United_Kingdom

I feel that with the way car safety has improved & the money that has been spent improving our motorways since this time the limit should now be reviewed. On just about every motorway in Britain there are electronic signs to tell you to slow down when traffic is heavy, so why can these not do the opposite when traffic is quiet after the rush hour has passed?

Why is this idea important?

The maximum speed limit for UK motorways was last set in 1965 .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_speed_limits_in_the_United_Kingdom

I feel that with the way car safety has improved & the money that has been spent improving our motorways since this time the limit should now be reviewed. On just about every motorway in Britain there are electronic signs to tell you to slow down when traffic is heavy, so why can these not do the opposite when traffic is quiet after the rush hour has passed?